Ancient Greek Music (Clarendon Paperbacks)

4.64 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780198149750: Ancient Greek Music (Clarendon Paperbacks)

Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life, instruments, rhythm, tempo, modes and scales, melodic construction, form, ancient theory and notation, and historical development. Thirty surviving examples of Greek music are presented in modern transcription with analysis, and the book is fully illustrated. Besides being considered on its own terms, Greek music is here further illuminated by being considered in ethnological perspective, and a brief Epilogue sets it in its place in a border zone between Afro-Asiatic and European culture. The book will be of value both to classicists and historians of music.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusion. For most readers, the subject has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes no special knowledge of music.

About the Author:

Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, M. L. West is formerly Professor of Greek at the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

West, M. L.
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780198149750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 91.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

M. L. West
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. For most readers the subject has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life; instruments; rhythm; tempo; modes and scales; melodic construction; form; ancient theory and notation; and historical development. Thirty surviving examples of Greek music are presented in modern transcription with analysis, and the book is fully illustrated. A brief Epilogue sets Greek music in the wider context in a border zone between Afro-Asiatic and European culture. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780198149750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 98.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

M. L. West
Published by Clarendon Press 1994-03-03 (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Clarendon Press 1994-03-03, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05566937

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 94.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

M. L. West
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. For most readers the subject has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life; instruments; rhythm; tempo; modes and scales; melodic construction; form; ancient theory and notation; and historical development. Thirty surviving examples of Greek music are presented in modern transcription with analysis, and the book is fully illustrated. A brief Epilogue sets Greek music in the wider context in a border zone between Afro-Asiatic and European culture. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780198149750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 100.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

M. L. West
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0198149751. Bookseller Inventory # ST0198149751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 101.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

M. L West
Published by Clarendon Press 1994-03-03, Oxford (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Clarendon Press 1994-03-03, Oxford, 1994. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780198149750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 95.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

West, M. L.
Published by Clarendon Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Clarendon Press, 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # GB-9780198149750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

West, M.L.
Published by Oxford University Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Book Condition: New. This illustrated account of all aspects of the music of ancient Greece includes actual transcriptions of the surviving examples of ancient music, complete with musical analysis, and covers a whole range of topics - from the place of music in Greek life to instruments; scales; and ancient theories of music. Series: Clarendon Paperbacks. Num Pages: 424 pages, 16 pp halftones, figures, tables. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; AVGC1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 207 x 136 x 25. Weight in Grams: 530. . 1994. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780198149750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 112.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

M. L. West
Published by Clarendon Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Clarendon Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198149751

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 113.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

West, M.L.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198149751 ISBN 13: 9780198149750
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. This illustrated account of all aspects of the music of ancient Greece includes actual transcriptions of the surviving examples of ancient music, complete with musical analysis, and covers a whole range of topics - from the place of music in Greek life to instruments; scales; and ancient theories of music. Series: Clarendon Paperbacks. Num Pages: 424 pages, 16 pp halftones, figures, tables. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; AVGC1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 207 x 136 x 25. Weight in Grams: 530. . 1994. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780198149750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 113.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book